Industry News



Wet growing season - How will Oregon react?

04/27/2017
With many record setting rainfall months, what does this mean for Oregon? Click here to read more! Read More

Weather Effects on Seed Yield in Perennial Grass Seed Crops

01/21/2016
Interesting presentation from Thomas Chastain of OSU Crop and Soil Science department. What does 2016 have in store for us? Read More

Thomas Ag Services Winter Newsletter

01/14/2016
In December, Thomas Ag Services distributed it's winter seed industry newsletter to Oregon seed growers. Topics include new and expanding seed companies and market updates broken down by domestic regions and international areas. Read More

El Niño's effect on Central Oregon's dry desert farmers could be mild or wild

07/19/2015
In nearly 30 years of desert farming at the Big Falls Ranch north of Redmond, Rex Barber Jr. has seen dry years and wet years. "I have yet to see an average year,'' Barber said. "The only thing certain about weather is that it's going to change." Read More

Dry in the West, Flooding in the East

07/17/2015
This year has been very abnormal. The West has been very hot and very dry. East of the Rockies has been very wet and may places have been cooler than normal. How does this affect the seed industry? Read More

CHS and Thomas Ag Services Launch Seed Distribution and Private Label Seed Program

10/22/2014
TANGENT, ORE.; Oct. 21, 2014 - CHS Inc., leading U.S. farmer-owned cooperative and a global agriculture and energy business, and Thomas Ag Services, LLC, today announced an agreement to develop a new CHS private label and commodity seed program for CHS retail service centers. Read More

Production Specialist Joins Thomas Ag Services

10/22/2014
Connor Lewis joined Thomas Ag Services Oct. 20, 2014, as a production specialist. He recently graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and a minor in Business/Entrepreneurship. Read More

North Country trials of varieties to see if fescue is as good as alfalfa for milk production

05/31/2014
North Country trials of varieties to see if fescue is as good as alfalfa for milk production Read More